Table 3-8
Metropolitan areas with highest percentage of workers in S&E occupations: 2007
 
  Percentage of workforce   Workers employed
Metropolitan area S&E
occupations
STEM
occupations
  S&E
occupations
STEM
occupations
 
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 14.3 18.2   130,180 165,400
Boulder, CO 14.2 17.4   22,830 28,010
Huntsville, AL 12.8 16.2   25,680 32,630
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 12.7 16.6   19,900 25,940
Durham, NC 11.1 15.5   29,880 41,560
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 11.1 14.1   13,100 16,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10.6 12.7   242,350 290,700
Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 9.6 12.0   54,370 68,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 9.3 11.8   131,620 167,060
Olympia, WA 8.7 10.1   8,300 9,700
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA 8.4 11.2   7,300 9,700
Austin-Round Rock, TX 8.4 11.0   62,270 82,100
Ithaca, NY 8.0 12.5   4,020 6,270
Bloomington-Normal, IL 8.0 10.1   6,880 8,680
Ann Arbor, MI 8.0 10.3   15,620 20,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH NECTA Division 7.9 10.3   134,190 174,180
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 7.9 10.7   16,210 21,800
Ames, IA 7.8 10.7   3,270 4,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7.6 9.7   75,700 96,170
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL 7.2 8.8   5,860 7,200
 

NECTA = New England City and Town Area; STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Larger metropolitan areas broken into component metropolitan divisions. Differences among employment estimates may not be statistically significant.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (2007).

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